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    Yesterday, 08:18 PM
    Again, my observation has been that the temp is right when I can take the ladle and mold and stick it into the molten lead and it doesn't freeze over the pot and that after a few minutes in the molten lead the mold will come out clean with no lead...
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    Yesterday, 06:13 PM
    OTShooter, nice post and thanks for the PIX. Seems many people have been having problems logging on. Myself I haven't had any of that. Bullets look nice from the picture. I too am thinking of getting that mold and after seeing yours it has...
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    10-18-2019, 11:15 PM
    Can't say I have ever been bitten thank God but I have survived too numerous cardiac events. Prayers and good will sent for both.
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    10-17-2019, 04:21 AM
    kmw1954 replied to a thread Prayer needed in Our Chapel
    Boaz, Condolences on the passing of your loved one. Her earthly struggles are over. We lost out SIL on the 11th. He was only 42 and passed from complications caused by a work accident. They are still waiting for autopsy. Your story also...
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    10-15-2019, 11:34 PM
    kmw1954 replied to a thread 45-45-10 First try. in Boolit Lube !
    Well it looks like it worked. have good coverage and all is dry.
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    10-15-2019, 11:22 PM
    kmw1954 replied to a thread Prayers for Brandon in Our Chapel
    Yesterday my daughter posted a whole bunch of pictures to Facebook, many with him and the girls, him and my daughter and just him being himself. I believe it help her positively grieve. After 15 years I too will miss him.
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    10-15-2019, 11:18 PM
    kmw1954 replied to a thread Prayers for Brandon in Our Chapel
    Thank you Wayne. Kevin
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    10-14-2019, 06:13 PM
    I sure hope I did this right. Was my first attempt. First I tried to cook off the Johnsons paste wax. I think I got that right. Heated it in a can until it smoked then boiled a little did this for about 1/2hr. Melted down enough paste wax to get...
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    10-13-2019, 06:18 PM
    I am casting with a Lyman ladle out of a 5.5" sauce pan on a hot plate turned all the way up. I have no idea of the temp as I don't yet have a thermometer. I do preheat both the mold and the ladle on the plate and then drop the Ladle into the lead...
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    10-13-2019, 03:41 PM
    The only mold I have at present came from ebay. Was a new Lee still in the box. I will try again as a fact I am already looking.
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    10-13-2019, 03:25 PM
    kmw1954 replied to a thread Another new caster in Cast Boolits
    I see you have been around the forum for awhile like me. I just finally jumped also about a month ago and am really enjoying the experience. Have to say that I am in about the same position as you and owe much of my success to the members here....
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    10-13-2019, 11:18 AM
    kmw1954 replied to a thread Prayers for Brandon in Our Chapel
    Thank you all so very much, I know the power of prayer works as I have seen it First hand many times before. The Lord hears, he just doesn't handout Miracles.
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    10-12-2019, 10:18 PM
    I just started and am using a Lee Aluminum mold. I also have nothing to compare it with but I am happy with the bullets it's producing.
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    10-12-2019, 09:58 PM
    kmw1954 started a thread Prayers for Brandon in Our Chapel
    On Tuesday my SIL was in an accident at work the dump truck he was driving overturned while he was unloading. He survived that mishap. He and my daughter are separated at this time but on Friday morning he called her at work for assistance in...
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    10-09-2019, 07:23 PM
    Much better results to day. Still took over an hour to get the lead melted but then I did give it a little extra time to heat with the pot covered. I did relocate where I was dropping the bullets to a bit closer and much higher than where it was and...
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    10-09-2019, 12:03 PM
    I keep a few round ingots around the bottom of the pot preheating and that helps. Still it's taking about 75minutes to get 15lbs of lead up to temp. and that's with the outside temps at 70+*, don't know if this will work when it gets into the 50's....
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    10-08-2019, 11:35 PM
    Great thank to all respondents and thanks for the support. So far I have been leaning towards the Pro 4-20 over the Production IV as it is a bit wider and doesn't have the angled rod which would make it easier to use the ladle in if I felt the...
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    10-08-2019, 09:00 PM
    JB, Thanks for the offer but that isn't needed as kind as it is. My hold up in buying a new pot is determining which one is the correct one. The hot plate and pan served it's purpose and cheaply provided a way for me to determine that this is...
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    10-08-2019, 08:46 PM
    Well here is my take and the reason behind the question. No I am not in fear of contamination from lead. There are much worse things floating in our environment than lead dust. Long ago there was a story I believe that was in Readers Digest about...
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    10-08-2019, 08:19 PM
    Maybe I should have stated, Session 5 and still learning the basics. I have thought od getting a 4lb pot and then using the hot plate just to keep molten in while I ladle from the small pot but then I'm running 2 devices. Then I've just spent...
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    10-08-2019, 07:42 PM
    I have advanced cardiac and vascular disease with advanced P.A.D. in both legs. So yes I have physical disabilities and as the years have pasted I find I get fatigued easily. Yes I fight denial about the condition, I just didn't realize it has...
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    10-08-2019, 04:05 PM
    Today was my 5th session at beginning casting and a brief summery of the event. First this that still strikes me is the amount of time it takes to get set up and then to get the lead melted. Time from start set-up to first cast was roughly 75...
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    10-08-2019, 09:58 AM
    Up here in Wisconsin I have seen farm sheds built like that and the main joists were actually skids so that it could be chained to a tractor and moved around. Many were used as tool sheds, chicken coops and pig farrows. Maybe you can use 2X6 and...
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    10-07-2019, 11:52 PM
    kmw1954 replied to a thread Alzheimers support in Our Town
    Apologies for letting this slide, been a bit overwhelmed myself as of late. I recently has a short hospital stay myself after waking up the other morning with chest pain. Everything came back OK and was put through a chemical stress test because I...
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    10-07-2019, 08:34 PM
    Regardless of all the fancy bells and whistles or fancy bench tops in my opinion it is much more important to establish the correct bench height for you and your normal work habit. Be it as a standing position or a sitting position or a combination...
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    10-07-2019, 08:12 PM
    Not sure what that has to do with lead casting bullets and lead dust. Then what about those that deprime their brass before they wet tumble or those that do not tumble at all, are the spent primers causing a health hazard that is going to need to be...
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    10-07-2019, 11:56 AM
    I happened to find and old bike chain sprocket in the shed left over from the kids. It fits perfectly across the hot plate and I lay the mold and ladle on it to heat up and this way I don't have to worry about hot spots from being in direct contact...
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    10-06-2019, 07:00 PM
    I too have just started and am proceeding a bit more difficult than you. I am using a hot plate and a SS sauce pan as my alloy melting/working pot that doesn't have a lot of temperature control to it other than giving it time to reach full temp and...
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    10-05-2019, 10:09 PM
    Interesting. So what would constitute a lead hazard? Is it the melting/casting of lead or just the mere presence of lead in the room? Would the lead dust from reloading shells and the handling of spent primers in the room constitute a lead hazard? ...
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    10-05-2019, 10:09 AM
    randyrat, Shopdog and RichWIS that is exactly what I was thinking for a setup just wasn't sure how well it would work. Time to go hunting, I'm sure I can scrounge an old hood.
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Abbreviations used in Reloading

BP Bronze Point IMR Improved Military Rifle PTD Pointed
BR Bench Rest M Magnum RN Round Nose
BT Boat Tail PL Power-Lokt SP Soft Point
C Compressed Charge PR Primer SPCL Soft Point "Core-Lokt"
HP Hollow Point PSPCL Pointed Soft Point "Core Lokt" C.O.L. Cartridge Overall Length
PSP Pointed Soft Point Spz Spitzer Point SBT Spitzer Boat Tail
LRN Lead Round Nose LWC Lead Wad Cutter LSWC Lead Semi Wad Cutter
GC Gas Check